For the first time in two years, the National Pork Producers Council Legislative Action Conference was an in-person event. Minnesota Pork Producers Association CEO David Preisler said the industry has three priorities. “One is for continued funding for (prevention of) foreign animal diseases; the second is making sure they put trade at the forefront of their minds.” Labor and H2A visa program reform is also being sought. Preisler would like the Biden administration to step up on these issues. “Especially with trade; it’s difficult when we don’t even have the trade appointment at USDA yet.”
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